What do you have to look forward to?
For some people, it’s a big vacation coming up- or maybe a party. Someone’s graduation? A big work event? The birth of a new baby?
I have this thing where I need something to look forward to something to be excited about! If I don’t have that “thing”, then it feels like something is missing.
Lately I have been feeling like I don’t have anything to look forward to. It’s not true, by ANY means! My life is good- really good. The girls are doing great in school and they have wonderful friends. David and I are happily married, and as the days go by- I feel as if we are growing closer and closer together… which is, in itself, something to celebrate and look forward to. I lost weight and found health- and still overjoyed at the freedom I have in this new way of eating… I have so much to be thankful for! And yet, today I have found myself longing to look forward to something.
And wouldn’t you know it… God showed me something.
I ran to the store to pick up a few groceries, and as I wheeled my cart towards the check out line, there was this shopping cart filled with mark downs. I sifted through it and there were Starbucks K-cups on clearance! Woohoo!!
And then as I pulled into the driveway, I noticed the magnolia tree that we planted earlier this summer is getting ready to bloom…
The fact that this tree has not died yet is a miracle- because I can’t keep any plants alive on my own accord. So to see it is not only alive, but thriving and getting ready to bloom makes me the happiest girl in the world today. And there was not just one bud- but 3 white buds getting ready to blossom!
That is how I know there is a God.
He knows me better than I know myself. He knows exactly what I need-every single day. And His timing is always perfect.
My magnolia tree is alive.
I am alive.
He is alive.
And walking with Him is always an adventure to look forward to!
“And now, O Lord, for what do I wait?
My hope is in you.”